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The irresistible casting of John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale highlights this predictable romantic comedy, which combines the romantic yearning of An Affair to Remember and the New York charm of You've Got Mail. It all begins "a few years ago," when New Yorker Jonathan (Cusack) meets Brit beauty Sara (Beckinsale). They share a few perfect hours together before parting ways, leaving future encounters to her quirky obsession with fate. "A few years later," they're about to marry their respective fiancés (reluctantly, of course), and urgently hoping for destiny to bring them back together. Under the casual direction of Peter Chelsom (barely recovering from Town & Country), this starry-eyed romance offers no surprises, but it has a comforting familiarity, made warmer by the easy chemistry of the leads, with obligatory best-friend support by Molly Shannon and long-time Cusack pal Jeremy Piven. It's hokey, but die-hard romantics are sure to be forgiving. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Feature Commentary Track with Director Pete Chelsom
  • Behind-The-Scenes Starz Encore "On The Set"
  • Peter Chelsom's Production Diary
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Peter Chelsom
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Comparisons
    Theatrical Trailer

Cast

John CusackJonathan Trager
Kate BeckinsaleSara Thomas
Jeremy PivenDean Kansky
Bridget MoynahanHalley Buchanan
Eugene LevyBloomingdale's Salesman
John CorbettLars Hammond
Molly ShannonEve

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Peter Chelsom
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 90 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 5, 2001
    EuropeJune 2002
    JapanNov 9, 2002
    AustraliaJan 17, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 3, 2002
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